Gift Bag Advent Calendar

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Gift Bag Advent Calendar

Start a new Christmas tradition for your family or update an old one with this easy and unique Advent calendar. Grab some bags, Sharpies, twine, and clothespins and you'’re halfway there.

Create your own, snap a few pictures, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:adult + child together
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Decorate six White bags with Red and Green stripes, and then six more bags with Yellow stars. Color 12 Red bags with White dots.
  • 2
    Trace paper numbers on the bags from 1 to 24, alternating White and Red bags. Color in the White bag numbers with the gold marker and the Red bag numbers with the Silver marker.
  • 3
    Place a surprise in each bag. Fold the top of each bag over about 1”" and place a label sticker to keep the bag closed. Use ultra-fine point markers to write on the labels.
  • 4
    Drape the baker’'s twine wherever you'’re displaying the calendar. Make sure there is enough twine to hold the bags. Clip the bags onto the twine with clothespins.

Project Details

  • Level:adult + child together
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts 3-1/2" x 6-3/4" Bags & Mini Clothespins in White and Red
  • •Sticko Oval Label Stickers
  • •Elmer's Bright Paper Letters & Numbers
  • •Darice Baker's Twine Candy Lane Mix
  • •Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Markers in Gold, Silver, Red, Green & Yellow and a Paint Marker in White
  • •Surprises for the Bags & Scissors